Govt Launches A Special Web Portal & Reference HandBook For General Elections 2014
These General Elections are supposed to be one of the biggest events in the world, where over 800 million people are expected to participate. These elections are also slightly different in nature than all the previous ones, especially because internet has gone mainstream.
Large portion of Indian citizens have more knowledge about their candidates, constituencies and parties thanks to proliferation of online content.
Every large online company is doing their bit to bring analysis and information to Indian users. Facebook has launched Election tracker that will give live information on how various election candidates and parties. Google has launched Election Hub that offers various features like “Pledge to Vote”, mapping tool, hangouts, Google score for popular politicians and more.
Now, our own Press Information Bureau (PIB) has decided to launch a special web portal that will offer citizens every kind of information that they may want about these General Elections 2014.
The portal offers visual representation in regards to schedule of elections with dates in various constituencies.
The portal offers insights and facts about all 28 states in terms of their electorates, size, demographic of their candidates and more.
Apart from all this information, PIB has come up with Elections 2014 reference handbook, which in our view is as comprehensive as it could. It covers nearly every granular information that you may want to know about the elections. The Reference handbook has 11 sections and has multiple chapters in each section that offers comprehensive information on each aspect of Elections.
Here are the 11 sections in Reference Handbook
- Section I – Schedule for General Elections 2014
- Section II Demographic Profile of the Electorate
- Section III Statistical Information on General Elections 2009
- Section IV Comparative Analysis of General Elections 2009 & 2004
- Section V Statistics of All General Elections since Independence
- Section VI Socio-Economic Analysis of Lok Sabha Members
- Section VII Election Management Section VII Election Management
- Section VIII The Representation of the People Act, 1951
- Section IX Important Orders of ECI
- Section X Performance of Political Parties in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim Assembly Elections in 2009 & 2004
- Section XI Important Telephone Numbers and Email Addresses of Election Commission of India
You can find the handbook here.